Summary: H.R.4859 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4859. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/02/2006)

Federal Family Health Information Technology Act of 2006 - Sets forth provisions concerning the establishment of a system of electronic health records for covered individuals under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). Directs that each contract under FEHBP shall require that the carrier establish, maintain, and make available a carrier electronic health record for each covered individual who is enrolled under FEHBP in a health benefits plan offered by such carrier.

Directs the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish the Federal Family Health Information Technology Trust Fund for the purpose of receiving donations to be used to award grants to carriers who meet certain requirements as set forth by OPM. Instructs OPM to award grants from the Trust Fund to carriers to be distributed as incentives to their contracting health care providers for implementing provider-based electronic health records.